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SEPOMLE Symposium 2024

South East Professors of middle Level Education Symposium - May 16-18, 2024 in Asheville, NC


The Power and Importance of Collaboration

All are welcome- Higher Education, K-12 Faculty and Administrators, and pre-service teachers. Join Professors of Middle Level Education in beautiful Asheville, NC for the May 2024 SEPoMLE Symposium featuring concurrent sessions building collaboration and a leadership panel focused on MLE Teacher Recruitment and Retention.

When: May 16-18, 2024
Where: Western Carolina University's Biltmore Park Instructional Site 


Conference Program Booklet



Parking Map

Biltmore Park Map


Call for Proposals

The 2024 SEPoMLE Symposium Conference Committee invites proposal submissions from educators who are interested in sharing "works in progress" related to middle level education.

Theme: The Power and Importance of Collaboration
Concurrent Sessions on Friday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Proposed presentations should be 15 minutes of information followed by questions to ponder, dialogue, and a focus on how we can support our students and faculty. Presenters should plan for up to 25 participants who attend the session. 

In particular, there is interest in presentations related to:

  • Recruitment & Retention of MLE Teacher Candidates
  • Small Enrollment Leading to Reduced Programs
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Certification Challenges, Obstacles & Opportunities
  • SEL of the professoriate

CLOSED - Deadline for Speaker Proposals: March 8th

On behalf of the entire SEPoMLE Planning Committee, thank you in advance for submitting your proposal.    
Need more information? Contact us at,,

Hotel Information: 

Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park

Hilton Hotel at Biltmore Park


Cost: $189.00 per night
Special Rate will apply for May 16-18.  Hotel MUST BE BOOKED by April 17th to receive discounted rate.

Please note the hotel block is reserved as WCU Workforce Training.

For more information contact David Virtue at

Nancy Ruppert - UNC Asheville (
Bridget Coleman - USC Aiken (

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